UBC Kinesiology and UBC School of Health and Exercise Sciences team up on Graduate Research Days

Virtual 2-day event unites Schools from both campuses to celebrate research

On May 11th and 12th, UBC Vancouver’s School of Kinesiology and UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences partnered to host the annual, student-led conference for graduate student research. The 2-day event is organized by the Graduate Student Societies. This year it showcased 61 presentations from graduate students across both campuses.

The event also features keynote events, physical activity breaks, and social opportunities. On Day 1,  Alex Hutchinson, National Magazine Award-winning journalist presented his talk Beyond Clickbait: Navigating the Challenges of Science Communication and Vancouver-based Yoga Teacher, Neo BaJaafar, hosted a yoga session. On Day 2, the event welcomed a diverse academic-industry panel hosted by Business Development Specialist, Dr. Kennefick, with Mitacs; and, Powwow Dance Workshop with Angela Gladue.

The event also recognizes outstanding presentations through its short oral and long oral presentations, as well as the People’s Choice awards. Congratulations to all 2021 awardees:

Day 1

People’s Choice: Tineke Dineen

Long Oral Presentation

1st  – Kaela Cranston

2nd  – Josh Bovard, Helena Neudorf, Deanna Kanagasingam

Short Oral Presentation

1st: Michael Leahy

2nd: Robert Shaw

3rd: Hira Niazi, Naomi Maldonado-Rodruigez, Kara Crampton

Day 2

People’s Choice: Liisa Wainman

Long Oral Presentation

1st  – Paige Copeland

2nd  – Luke Peddie, Kaja Falkenhain

Short Oral Presentation

1st. Hannah Goodings, Justine Magnuson
3rd: Liam Foulger